Encyclopedia of the American Civil War

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War

A Political, Social, and Military History

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An award-winning and highly recommended comprehensive reference set on the political, social, and military aspects of the American Civil War.

An award-winning and highly recommended comprehensive reference set on the political, social, and military aspects of the American Civil War.

• Over 1,600 signed A–Z entries, authored by notable scholars and referenced for further reading

• Over 300 contributors, including some of the leading Civil War scholars at work today

• More than 500 illustrations, including contemporary photographs, lithographs, and drawings

• 75 maps created specifically for this encyclopedia

• A chronology, glossary, and exhaustive index

• Over 250 primary source documents

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This five-volume encyclopedia covers every subject and significant person connected with the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War. The 1600-plus articles range from a column to several pages in length and cover myriad topics from the coming of the war to its conducts and its consequences in a political, military, and social context. In addition to full biographies of major and minor military, political, diplomatic, and cultural figures, they include descriptions of approximately 60 major engagements as well as important skirmishes and their role in the larger military setting, and broad areas such as strategy and tactics, social trends, and technological innovations. The volumes also supply about 250 primary documents, 75 maps depicting military situations, and 500 b&w illustrations (contemporary photographs, lithographs, and drawings), a chronology of major events, and a special battlefield section for sites in 16 states, with location maps. Appendices present the executive officers of both the United States and Confederate States and general officers of each army. Edited by David S. Heidler (independent scholar of American military history) and Jeanne T. Heidler (American history, U. S. Air Force Academy). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"The editors have compiled a comprehensive source that provides a first-stop reference on broad areas or specific topics on the Civil War. The contemporary photographs and lithographs bring the human element into the encyclopedia, a type of reference known more for facts and figures than emotions. The primary-source-documents volume brings obscure resources together, which will further illumine the period for students."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.Provides information on the people, events, and issues of the Civil War.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000
ISBN: 9781576070666
Branch Call Number: R 973.7 ENC
Characteristics: 5 v. (xli, 2733 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm


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